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Tulane rallies to defeat S. Alabama; wins first away season opener since 1998

South Alabama was called for a personal foul when a defender tried to leap a blocker, giving the Green Wave a fresh set of downs with about 90 seconds left.
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Tulane head coach Willie Fritz.. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

MOBILE, Ala. — Cameron Carroll ran for two of Tulane’s four rushing touchdowns and the Green Wave scored the final 21 points to beat South Alabama 27-24 Saturday ight.

The last time Tulane won a season opener away from Yulman Stadium was back in the perfect season of 1998. They've lost eight road openers in a row since then.

Amare Jones scored on a 16-yard run to cap the scoring with 3:18 to play. After the Jaguars went three-and-out, Tulane (1-0) took possession near midfield and, three plays later, brought out the punt team on fourth-and-14.

South Alabama, however, was called for a personal foul when a defender tried to leap a blocker, giving the Green Wave a fresh set of downs with about 90 seconds left.

Diego Guajardo's 49-yard field goal midway through the third quarter gave South Alabama (1-1) a 24-6 lead. 

Carroll scored on a 12-yard run about 2 1/2 minutes later and Keon Howard's 1-yard TD run on the second play of the fourth quarter trimmed Tulane's deficit to 24-19.

Chance Lovertich passed for 249 yards and two touchdowns for the Jaguars.

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